Woody Allen Film To Open Cannes Film Festival
Calling it "a wonderful love letter to Paris," Cannes Film Festival Director Thierry Fremaux announced today (Wednesday that Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris will open the 64th edition of the festival on May 11. The romantic comedy stars Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, Kathy Bates, Adrien Brody, and Carla Bruni, the wife of French President Nicolas Sarkozy. "It's a film in which Woody Allen takes a deeper look at the issues raised in his last films Our relationship with history, art, pleasure and life. His 41st feature reveals once again his inspiration," Fremaux said. He also announced that for its premiere, the film will be made available by digital transmission to any theater in France requesting it.